Juvic Pagunsan fired a one-under-par 71 Friday to trail behind South Korea’s Hur In-Hoi by nine shots halfway through the Toshin Golf here. Pagunsan’s 136, counting an opening 65, put him in a 12-way tie for 18th place. Hur had a 63 for 127 and kept the lead. Japan’s Kunihiro Kamii had a similar 63 and trailed by three at 130 while first-round co-leader and defending champion Yoshinori Fujimoto (67) shared third with compatriot Ryuichi Oda (66) at 131.
IBARAKI PREFECTURE, Japan—Juvic Pagunsan birdied four times in a nine-hole stretch from No. 9 to salvage a 1-under-par 70 and move within three strokes of new leader Liang Wen-chong of China after three rounds at the ¥150-million (about $1.5 million) Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup on Saturday. With earlier rounds of 69-72, Pagunsan compiled a 54-hole total of 211 to take a share of sixth place with seven players. Angelo Que, just five shots behind after two rounds, carded a 75 and dropped into a tie for 48th. Liang grabbed the lead with a 69 for 208. Asian Tour News
Juvic Pagunsan eagled the 14th hole to salvage a 1-over-par 72 and stay in contention after two rounds of the 150 million yen (about US$1.5 million) Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup on Friday.
IBARAKI, Japan—Juvic Pagunsan dropped to a share of 40th spot after the second round of the Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills tournament Friday, shooting a one-par 73 for 144, 10 strokes off joint leaders Yoshitaka Takeya of Japan (65) and Dong-Kyu Jang of Korea (66). Pagunsan had a 71 in the opening round at Shishido Hills Country Club West course. Japan Golf Tour
By Musong R. Castillo
WHO will win four first? This will be the interesting sidelight when top guns Angelo Que and Juvic Pagunsan headline the exclusive field in the P5-million The Country Club Invitational which fires off Feb. 7 at the exclusive, windswept layout in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.